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About ComSoc

Your Global Network : We are ComSoc, the IEEE Communications Society

We are all called to communications technology. Our reasons and regions may be widely different, but our goal is the same:

To advance communications and networking technology for the betterment of humanity.

Right now, in more than 140 countries around the world, tens of thousands of members are actively working as engineers, academics, practitioners, scientists, executives, and associates—contributing new ideas and information to our collective knowledge, developing higher industry standards, and changing the way we all communicate, for the better.

Our Mission Statement

The IEEE Communications Society promotes the advancement of science, technology, and applications in communications and related disciplines. It fosters presentation and exchange of information among its members and the technical community throughout the world. The Society maintains the highest standard of professionalism and technical competency.

Our Vision Statement

The Vision of the IEEE Communications Society is to be the organization of choice for communications and related professionals throughout the world.

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Our History

Originally founded in 1952 as the Institute of Radio Engineers (IRE) Professional Group on Communication Systems (PGCS), today’s IEEE Communications Society (IEEE ComSoc) has evolved to include a diverse group of global industry professionals dedicated to advancing all communication technologies and the improvement of the world around them.

An independent society of IEEE since 1972, our 200+ chapters in 142 countries is comprised of 27,000 members who—

  • Produce 34 industry publications
  • Organize 43 international conferences annually
  • Foster educational programs
  • Promote local activities with their chapters
  • Serve on our global technical committees

Today, we are proud to call IEEE ComSoc the premier international organization for engineering professionals in communications technology and information networking.

Board of Governors

IEEE Communications Society’s Board of Governors are appointed to serve a worldwide network of engineering professionals.

Volunteer Opportunities

The IEEE Communications Society has volunteer opportunities in conferences and publications that encompass a wide range of skills and activities. You can gain additional experience and enhance your leadership skills while supporting the Society and the communications technology profession.